[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 233 (Monday, December 5, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 75844-75845]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-31089]


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ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD

36 CFR Part 1190

[Docket No. ATBCB 2011-04]
RIN 3014-AA26


Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities in the Public 
Right-of-Way; Reopening of Comment Period

AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 
(Access Board) is reopening until February 2, 2012, the comment period 
for the notice entitled ``Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian 
Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way,'' that appeared in the Federal 
Register on July 26, 2011. In that notice, the Access Board proposed 
guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way and requested comments 
by November 23, 2011. The Access Board is taking this action to allow 
interested persons additional time to submit comments.

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DATES: Submit comments by February 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Regulations.gov ID for 
this docket is ATBCB-2011-0004.
     Email: board.gov">[email protected]board.gov. Include docket number ATBCB 
2011-04 or RIN number 3014-AA26 in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 272-0081.
     Mail or Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of Technical and 
Informational Services, Access Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, 
Washington, DC 20004-1111.

All comments will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Windley, Office of Technical and 
Information Services, Architectural and Transportation Barriers 
Compliance Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004-
1111. Telephone (202) 272-0025 (voice) or (202) 272-0028 (TTY). Email 
address board.gov">[email protected]board.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board 
(Access Board) is reopening until February 2, 2012, the comment period 
for the notice entitled ``Accessibility Guidelines for Pedestrian 
Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way,'' that appeared in the Federal 
Register on July 26, 2011 (76 FR 44664). In that notice, the Access 
Board proposed guidelines for accessible public rights-of-way and 
requested comments by November 23, 2011.
    On the day the comment period ended, the Access Board received a 
request from the National Association of Counties, the National League 
of Cities and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to extend the comment 
period for at least 90 days to provide local governments with 
additional time to review and more fully assess the proposed rule. In 
addition, just prior to the closing of the comment period, the American 
Council of Engineering Companies requested an unspecified extension of 
the comment period. Although the Access Board has already provided a 
120-day comment period and has held two public hearings on the proposed 
rule, the Board will provide additional time for the public to submit 
comments on this proposed rule. The new comment period ends on February 
2, 2012.

David M. Capozzi,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-31089 Filed 12-2-11; 8:45 am]
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